My beloved RE0s have succumbed to the "glue issue". They're well out of warranty so I have patched them back together but need to look at replacing them.
- Used almost exclusively for medical transcription work, ie spoken word. Doctors often dictate their letters about as clearly as they handwrite them so clarity is important so I can clearly hear them sniffle, cough, chew gum and rustle paperwork and x-rays. Oh, and their kid's violin practice, the ringing phone on their desk, the beeping machines in the operating theatre or ICU and/or the group of colleagues noisily discussing their weekend 2 feet away.
- Used via my PC's sound card. They live on my desk so portability not an issue.
- Sound isolation/closed a must both for patient privacy and isolation from external noise.
- Prefer canalphones for comfort. I can work 10+ hours a day at times so hot ears can become an issue as are my specs. I also have a small head which to date has seemed to be an issue with headband fit. Also covers the sound isolation issue.
- Budget ideally $100-$150 though could stretch to $200.
I'm not sure if I should stick with what I know, get another pair of RE0s and risk the possibility of recurrence of the glue issue down the track or look at getting something else, eg Brainwavz M3s or B2s or maybe the etymotic hf5s??
Thanks for any insight anyone can offer.